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What our Clients have to say about our Wills and Probate Team

Posted on by Samantha Downs

The Wills and Probate Team are so pleased by the lovely comments they have been receiving from current clients. The below are some of the comments: “We were very happy and had peace of mind at the outcome. Excellent service. Thank you.” “I thank you very much for your attention in getting the Deputyship application … Continue reading

How does your garden grow?

Posted on by Debra Mansfield

Can you remember the nursery rhyme about Mary? Although reputed to refer to an increase in graveyards under the reign of Mary Tudor I was reminded of it this week when I was fortunate to attend RHS Chelsea – what a feast for the senses! Although I am a very keen gardener and was thrilled … Continue reading

TO MOVE OR NOT TO MOVE?

Posted on by Debra Mansfield

What did you do over the weekend? We went to look at a property that is for sale – we had not planned to do so but the photograph in our local paper caught our eye and piqued our interest and with Saturday being an “Open Day” for the Selling Agents off we went. The … Continue reading

Paralegal Vacancy 2017-18

Posted on by Sarah.Mills

We currently have a vacancy for a 12 month fixed term contract for a Paralegal in our family department.  The successful candidate will have a Law Degree and work experience within the legal field. If you are interested may we suggest that you submit an application to our Practice Manager, Sarah Mills at sarah.mills@dodds-solicitors.co.uk including … Continue reading

You can’t take it with you when you go ………..

Posted on by Sarah Spence

However thanks to a recent court decision there is more certainty that your wishes will be followed after your death. The law regarding inheritance Act Claims has recently been clarified following the recent Supreme Court decision in the case of Ilot v The Blue Cross and Others. Heather Ilot made a claim in respect of … Continue reading

Blueprint or Whitewash?

Posted on by Debra Mansfield

The long awaited housing white paper “Fixing our Broken Housing Market” has been published. Does it tell us anything new about the Government’s plans for the housing market? It acknowledges the issue of high housing costs where 2.2 million households spend a third or more of their disposable income on housing and states the truism … Continue reading

Wills – Who Should you Choose to be your Executor?

Posted on by Samantha Downs

So, you’ve made the decision to make a Will and you know who you want to leave your home and cash assets to. But who to choose as your Executor isn’t always as obvious or an easy to choice. Let’s start with what an Executor does. Your Executor tries to ensure that whatever you state … Continue reading

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all at Dodds Solicitors

Posted on by Sarah.Mills

Dodds Solicitors will be closed for the holiday period Friday 23 December 2016 at 12:30 and will reopen Tuesday 3 January 2017 at 09:00 Police Station 24 hour emergency number 0116-2510000

Your Will: If You Want a Job Doing Properly… Use a Solicitor

Posted on by Matthew Dowsett

Last week the Law Gazette published an article within which it stated, based on recent surveys, last year 62% of people who made a Will used a solicitor, 9% a Will Writer and 9% wrote their Wills themselves using DIY kits and other high street providers. These results show that clearly the vast majority of … Continue reading

Silver Splitters: Once Bitten Twice Shy

Posted on by Sarah Spence

There have been a growing number of divorces and separations amongst those in their 50s and 60’s often they are “empty nesters” whose children have left home or alternatively they are moving into retirement. The National Office of Statistics recently confirmed that although divorce rates are generally falling there are an increased number of older … Continue reading